We stayed in one of the Japanese-inspired pole lodges, which are on the left and in the foreground of the photos above. Ours was the last lodge, just a short walk away from the gate which leads out to St Ives itself. This is our view back up to the hotel across the golf course:
With a large veranda downstairs and balcony above, both equipped with table and chairs, there was lots of space to sit outside and admire the frolicking bunnies in the evening and the bird life during the day. Inside there was more space than in most residential homes, with four large double bedrooms, three huge en suite bathrooms and a sauna, comfortable sitting room, smart dining room and well-equipped kitchen.
Lara, randomly, decided to take up residence in one of the enormous under the eaves cupboards, making a snuggly space for herself and Sophia to camp out in. Tatiana busied herself investigating every bed and bath in the place! The jacuzzi baths were particularly popular with the girls each evening.
For the children, there is a lovely little playground with castellated turrets, which houses a climbing frame, slide and cubbies. The girls loved this and played there for ages after we had dinner in the brasserie on our first night. There is also a kids' club during holiday season and the Castle Kids creche all year round.
But up near the car park, the girls' favourite were these enormous giant rhubarb leaves, behind which a little waterfall was hidden. They created a rather interesting dance routine to entertain us after dinner!
With apartments, cottages, lodges and hotel rooms, the Tregenna Castle Resort has the perfect pad for everyone. And with so much to explore on site, you won't have time to get bored, unless you want to be. We loved the fantastic location which offers culture, art, shopping, and beautiful beaches a stone's throw away in St Ives itself, as well as around the surrounding area with the attractions of Lands' End, Penzance, St Michael's Mount and all that west Cornwall has to offer on the doorstep. A great base, with all the activities and comforts you need.
Also see our review of The Brasserie at Tregenna Castle Hotel